DirectorPaola di Florio ScreenplayPaola di Florio CountryUnited States
Release date2004 (2004) Initial releaseOctober 29, 2004 (New York City) CastStockard Channing, Julie Stevens, Molly Howe Music directorKaren Childs, David Powell Similar moviesWhat Happened, Miss Simone?, I Will Dance, Breath of Freedom, Ghosts of Ole Miss, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
TaglineViola Liuzzo left Michigan to march for freedom... and met her destiny on a dark Alabama highway.
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Home of the Brave is a 2004 documentary film about Viola Liuzzo, an American anti-racist activist during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
A white housewife and mother of five children, Viola Liuzzo felt called to action by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and left her Michigan home to work in Alabama with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965. While serving as a volunteer during the historic Selma to Montgomery marches, Liuzzo was shot dead by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The film is an historical account of her life presented in a montage of archival footage, narrated by the actress Stockard Channing and laced with extensive interviews of Liuzzo's family members and contemporaries.
Home of the Brave was written, directed, and co-produced by Paola di Florio. The 75-minute film was released by Emerging Pictures in late 2004.
Critical reception and review
Home of the Brave was nominated for the 2004 IDA Award by the International Documentary Association, and was selected for competition at that year's Sundance Festival.
It was nominated for the Documentary Screenplay Award by the Writers Guild of America in 2005, and was one of the films featured at the first annual Traverse City Film Festival in 2005.